About Me

Cleon Alert was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. 

As a freelance writer, his profiles, news stories and features have appeared in The Shield, The Source, BET.com, Rap Pages, Honey, 4080, Patch.com, The Huffington Post and many other publications.

Some of his highlights in reporting include one of the first published magazine pieces on Jay-Z; a story on professional athletes and racism in sports and dozens of in-depth profiles on entertainment figures including Nas, Run-DMC, George Clinton, Missy Elliott, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and many others.